At Legacy Vein Clinic we offer three treatment options, based on the type of disorder you have and the degree to which that disorder has progressed. Those options are: Endovenous Laser Treatment, Sclerotherapy and Microphlebectomy.
Thanks to advances in technology, varicose vein treatment no longer needs to be painful or expensive. In many cases, the procedure is covered by insurance. We invite you to visit our clinic for a FREE SCREENING, where we will help you to understand the underlying cause of your condition, the myriad of treatments available and how you may be able to prevent recurrences.
Our board certified Interventional Radiologists practice at Legacy Vein Clinic and Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. As physicians who specialize in the treatment of vascular diseases, our doctors are among the most experienced physicians who offer endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins in this area. Their extensive background in medical imaging provides them with unique skill sets which enables them to readily perform ultrasound guided procedures. This allows them to offer successful non-surgical treatment to patients who have suffered with the painful symptoms of varicose veins for years. Our radiologists are well known and highly respected members of our medical community.
Today, physicians who see patients with complicated venous complaints refer them to our doctors because they provide state of the art diagnoses and treatment. They look forward to helping their patients live an improved lifestyle free of the clinical symptoms of varicose veins.
Procedures & Services
Endovenous Laser Treatment
Endovenous Laser Treatment is an FDA-approved alternative to the surgical stripping of the greater saphenous vein, which is the culprit in most varicose vein cases. This therapy requires a small needle stick into the affected vein, through which a laser fiber is inserted. As pulses of light are delivered inside the vein by the laser system, the vein collapses and is sealed shut. This treatment is relatively painless, requiring only local anesthesia. Following the procedure, the leg is wrapped in compression hose and the patient can resume normal activities.
Sclerotherapycan be used to treat either varicose veins or spider veins (although it is more frequently used for spider veins). It involves using a tiny needle to inject medication into the damaged vein(s). The medication irritates the vein's lining, causing it to collapse and be reabsorbed. If dealt with at an early stage, spider veins can be prevented from becoming a larger problem. Depending on the type and number of veins being treated, you may need one to several injections over one to several sessions. The procedure has little associated discomfort and you will be able to easily walk out of the facility at the end of the procedure wearing compression stockings.
Microphlebectomy is the minimally-invasive surgical removal of surface varicose veins. It too is performed on an out-patient basis, under local anesthesia, and patients are able to walk immediately after the procedure. Microphlebectomy incisions are tiny (so tiny that sutures are not usually needed) and typically leave nearly imperceptible marks.